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Date:	Thu, 22 Mar 2007 05:45:40 +0100
From:	Willy Tarreau <>
To:	Dave Jones <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Alan Cox <>,
	Andi Kleen <>,
	"Robert P. J. Day" <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Adrian Bunk <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Delete obsolete RAW driver feature.

On Thu, Mar 22, 2007 at 12:17:51AM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2007 at 05:12:42AM +0100, Willy Tarreau wrote:
>  > On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 07:43:18PM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
>  > > On Thu, Mar 22, 2007 at 12:24:33AM +0100, Willy Tarreau wrote:
>  > >  
>  > >  > Then a printk() on every open() should be enough. We've all been seeing
>  > >  > "Warning: tcpdump uses obsolete AF_PACKET"... and it finally disappeared.
>  > > 
>  > > There's a difference.  We have the source for tcpdump.
>  > 
>  > But what's the problem with "warning: process XXX uses obsolete raw driver
>  > and may not work anymore after 2007/XX/XX if not fixed" ?
> The target audience isn't going to read it.

Yes they will if you write it with KERN_CRIT. It will show up on all their
consoles every time their process starts up. What is right is that those
people preferably use vendors' distro and generally do not compile their
kernels themselves, unless there are internal skills and good motivation
to do so.


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